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Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (1946-), Actor

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Rickman attended the Royal College of Art and initially trained as a graphic designer. At 26 he won a scholarship to RADA, where he received a number of awards. His first major film appearance was in Die Hard (1988). Since then he has appeared in numerous films including The January Man (1989), Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Close My Eyes (1991) and Truly Madly Deeply (1992). He is currently to be seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He also supplied the voice of Marvin in the recent film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.